sis may something bad smell pero hindi siya makati what does it mean?
even if you're no stranger to vaginal infections, you must see an obgyn. this is because symptoms may be similar across different types of infections.
bad smelling discharges may indicate several things. it may be bacterial vaginosis (BV) or yeast (candida) or a mixed infection--these are very easy to treat. here's a simple guide to vaginal odors...if it smells like something rotting, or fishy...the culprit is likely bacteria. if there is a slight smell that's not fishy or rotting but nevertheless abnormal for you...what u have may be yeast or a combination of yeast and bacterial infection. don't ignore it because if it's still there after 3 days, then an infection has taken hold and the odor will just become worse. this is only speaking from experience. only an internal exam (doctor takes a mucus sample inside your vajayjay) can give you a clear answer.
it may be something as harmless as an irritated vulva because of a reaction to chemicals in hygiene products. did you change your vaginal soap or wash? how about tissues or toilet paper, or your sanitary pads? avoid scented pads and go for breathable, unscented cotton pads.
i'm not paid by modess, just to be clear, but modess cotton pads are the safest for your private parts, infection or no.
on the other end of the scale, an STI short for sexually transmitted infection--this is if you are sexually active--may begin silently (no irritation, no pain, no discharge) but an odor could point to a condition, nonetheless. your partner may be infected without showing symptoms, and the harmful microbes passed to you without your knowledge. if u have sex with a regular partner, it's a good idea to have him treated at the same time as you. this is to prevent the two of you passing infection to each other, called ping pong effect.
i know guys will hate me for saying this...if wife thinks you're sexually monogamous and she suddenly develops something that turns out to be an STI of a less common kind (e.g. caused by bacteria called chlamydia trachomatis, which does not respond to commonly prescribed azole drugs--this bacteria can be silently passed between partners because it may not show symptoms)...bad bad you. :-)
joking, but there's more to the joke that's worth every partnered woman's consideration. unless you are trying to conceive, protected sex is still the best practice.
not to scare you sis, but you know yourself better than anyone. if what you have worries you, then it's enough for you to see a doctor and get a proper diagnosis.
different medications work for different types of infections. you may be taking something for bacteria when what you have could be yeast, so you don't get well. which means....you can't just rely on the symptoms you have to determine what med is right for you.
go to the doctor! :-)